Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 12

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 12” features an interview with Joseph Driscoll. Joe is a long time Syracuse musician who pioneered the “looping” style that many artists use today. He lived in London for 10 years where he performed in many venues throughout Europe. He is now living back in Syracuse and was recently elected…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 11

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 11” features a rare interview with Syracuse’s most famous street musician, Elijah Harris, Jr. Eli opens up like never before about his music and some of the hard times he’s had in his life. Also in this episode Brian Hamilton, Bob Staffa and Zadoc Angell discuss their memories and pay…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 10

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 10” celebrates the history of Switz’s Variety Store in North Syracuse. Host Brian Hamilton interviews Bert Schmidt 10, who is the grandson of Switz’s founder Mark Switz. Brian and co-hosts Bob Staffa and Zadoc Angell also discuss their memories of Switz’s. Also included in this episode are some original Switz’s…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 9

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 9” features an interview with Mike Price. Mike worked for Channel 9 News for 46 years, starting the same year the station went on the air. He portrayed the famous character Baron Daemon on the channel in the 1960s. As Baron, he recorded a record that became the #1 selling…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 8

The first segment of “Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 8” features host Brian Hamilton and his co-host (and brother) John discussing their time growing up in the North Syracuse area in the 1970s and 80s. Some of the places talked about are Pudgies, Big Dip, Tops, and Penn Can Mall. In the second segment of…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 7

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 7” features an interview with former WTVH Channel 5 News anchor Tracy Davidson. Tracy worked for WTVH from 1986 to 1995, and is currently working as an anchor for NBC10 in Philadelphia. This episode also features host Brian Hamilton and co-hosts Bob Staffa and Zadoc Angell discussing their memories of…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 6

The first segment of “Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 6” features Brian Hamilton, Bob Staffa and Zadoc Angell discussing their experiences at various local concert venues – including Lost Horizon, Landmark Theatre and Carrier Dome. Segment two of the show features an interview with Dave Mann. Dave was the morning DJ on WFBL from 1962…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 5

Like previous episodes, “Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 5” contains three segments. In the first segment, host Brian Hamilton and his friends Bob Staffa and Zadoc Angell talk about their memories of Penn Can Mall and other shopping centers. Segment two of the show features an interview with Peter Zangari. Peter’s family (including his father,…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 4

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 4” features an interview with Maureen Green, former anchor at WTVH Channel 5 News. Maureen talks about her memories of Syracuse, her 25 years of being on Syracuse television and about being fired from WTVH on two different occasions. She also discusses her life since leaving WTVH, which includes working…

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Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 3

“Syracuse Nostalgia Podcast – Episode 3” features an interview with George T. and George E. Gelsomin, former owners of Sweetheart Market in North Syracuse, NY. George E., 95 years old at the time of the interview, shares stories about the Syracuse area from the 1940s and 50s. Both Gelsomins then tell the long history of…

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